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What is EIA?

Equine Infectious Anemia is a viral disease transmitted through horseflies and is specific to equid (horses).

What are the signs of EIA?

Symptoms of EIA : fever, weight loss, icterus (yellowing of body tissues), anemia, swelling in the limbs, and weakness. Not all equid (horses) with the virus demostrate symptoms.

Why do I need to test?

EIA is highly infectious. Testing is required to transport your equid (horses) across state lines to avoid EIA outbreaks.

What if my horse has EIA?

Equid (horses) with Equine Infectious Anemia are carriers of the virus and are a threat to other equid (horses). Talk to your vet about proper control measures for proper care of your animals.

Is there a vaccination?

Currently there is NO vaccination for EIA. The best treatment for EIA is prevention.